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eHealth, the implementation elephant journey.

Originally published in Health Management Institute of Ireland The amazing work of Chip and Dan Heath in the book ‘Switch: How to change things when change is hard’ describes a series of analogies that reference organisational change. One of these is the elephant at the beginning of the path into the jungle with the ‘driver’… Read More

What makes a great IT professional?

Stereotypes are quite destructive things aren’t they? The IT Crowd would have you believe that the most important skill in an IT professional is their ability to treat ‘users’ with complete disdain and to deliver a witty one liner at the appropriate moment in time, not to mention be a socially awkward misfit. How the… Read More

What should you never tell the CEO?

What does my boss never want to hear? Ian Cox, a prominent commentator on the role of the CIO recently published an open letter to all CEOs. The letter contains five pieces of advice every CEO should hear about the role of the CIO and how a CEO can support them more. The corollary of… Read More

UK CIOs, best in the world…

First published on cio.co.uk and re-produced here… The conversations in the room at the CIO 100 events are always inspiring, last year a group of CIOs came together and discussed if the role of the CIO was a horizontally transferable skill, we came to the conclusion that it would be but it would be hard… Read More

The Ages of Healthcare & Innovation

The term ‘The Age of’ is used to describe a sweeping change where the difference brought about by a catalyst is noticeable and for a period of time the change applied becomes the definition of an evolution. At a recent event senior members of the healthcare delivery team in Ireland described the era we are… Read More

Why be social…

A short blog piece first published on www.cio.co.uk in April 2015. The poor guys in editorial at CIO magazine must have had enough of me pushing social media at them over the last year as a topic that CIOs need to engage with to reach a wider audience and a tool that, as CIO’s, we… Read More

C this Vs C that!

Recently at the IT Service Management 2014 conference I got into a debate via social media about the need for a Chief Digital Officer. The presentation was on cloud computing and service management and the presenter suggested that an organisation going down a cloud route ought to have a C suite person responsible for data.… Read More

Great BIG decisions…

A CIO has to make big decisions every single day. Operational decisions about keeping the ‘lights on’ for major systems, strategic decisions about the delivery of Business Intelligence in 2016 and resource decisions about just who can deliver what elements of a major system go-live. All this in one week, or sometimes in one day!… Read More

Secur-a-topia (A Blog for ISF Congress 2014)

It has been great preparing for this years ISF Congress for a number of reasons, not least of which has been looking again at the Datatopia work we did last year and considering the links to the work completed by the Analogies Project. This has been done in preparation for sharing, with a global audience,… Read More

Everything changes…

It is nearly three years since I went to a football game, but a couple of weekends ago I made it back. Some would argue that Oakwell is perhaps not the epitome of the great game, its not quite grass roots football but it certainly shows a little bit of how the other half live… Read More

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